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    New Fireline Exogrid 29er' Custom

    I was going to get a Custom Ti Racer X 29’er but I changed my mind at the last minute with the input of the LBS and went with a Fireline Exogrid 29er’ Custom, I am glad that I did. The ride on the dirt roads and the trails here in south eastern Michigan couldn’t be any better with this bike. I want to thank Keith at Paint Creek Bike for working a full day during a busy time in the store to get this build and to Titus for hammering out this custom built frame. The total weight came in at 24.3 pounds. I am a Clydesdale rider and having short legs being 6’-0” a custom was the only option and if your spending that much on a bike why not go custom anyway.

    Titus Fireline Exogrid 29er’ Custom
    Industry Nine Wheels w/Stans Flow
    Fox 2010 F29 FIT RLC Fork
    Shimano XTR Crank Set
    Avid Juicy 7 Brakes
    Sram OX Rear Derailleur
    Shimano XT Front Derailleur
    XT Cassette
    Sram X-9 Shifters
    Easton Monkey Lite XC Bars
    Ergon GX1 Grips
    Chris King Headset & Spacer
    Thomson Elite X4 Stem 100mm
    Easton EA90 Seat Post
    WTB Rocket V Saddle
    Crank Bros. Split QR Skewers
    Crank Bros. Eggbeater Ti Pedals
    Schwalbe Racing Ralphs.
    King Cage Ti Bottle Holders
    Salsa Leather Chainstay Protector
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    Totally stunning! Exo gotta be one of the sexiest things on the cycling world... Congrats!!
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    Great bike! My dream bike right there!

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    wow, very very nice!

    great parts selection too, must ride really sweet!

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    Beautiful bike!

    Lots of riders your size seem to have trouble deciding between M and L bikes - good call going custom. Is it more or less a medium with a longer top tube or did you change some angles and spec heavier tubes where you could? I'm curious about the custom process.

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    red cable housing would seal the deal.
    front qr is on backwards too

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloreality
    red cable housing would seal the deal.
    front qr is on backwards too

    wow nice catch! sharp eyes

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    wow that's purty!
    I like bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blofeld
    Beautiful bike!

    Lots of riders your size seem to have trouble deciding between M and L bikes - good call going custom. Is it more or less a medium with a longer top tube or did you change some angles and spec heavier tubes where you could? I'm curious about the custom process.
    My old Giant was a Medium and this is somewhere between a M & L. I was very anxious to get the drawings to see what the difference was compared to other bikes including mine, well it was pretty far off. I couldn't find anything that comes close to the custom geometry that TITUS came up with for me. here is a small sample of the measurements. When i have some time i will scan my drawings and post it. Keith at PAint Creek Bike did change the stand over and the fork angle, I only know enough about bikes to be dangerous that is why i left this up to PCB & TITUS.

    Standover - 31.5"
    Top Tube - 24.5"
    Fork Angle - 72 degrees
    Seat tube - 17.84"

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloreality
    red cable housing would seal the deal.
    front qr is on backwards too
    I had gave the red housing a thought and this winter i will do that.

    thanks for the QR note also.

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    looks sweet.
    does the lockout lever on the fork touch the down tube at all? I just put a stock M together and have had to put a 5mm step up crown race on to get clearance.

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    Been there

    Hope that the shop put a 5mm King crown race on there. Unless the 2010 Fox has changed, the lockout lever will hit the downtube without it. Or if Titus did a custom headtube size.

    Good looking bike. Get a high quality lock and a rider on your insurance policy (now that all the forum folks know what it looks like and where you live).

    Larceny is up these days, and your bike is worth more than most people's cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloreality
    red cable housing would seal the deal.
    front qr is on backwards too
    There is NO backwards for the front skewer. Some people put the lever on the opposite of the disc because the disk could burn you when hot if you are not paying attention when renoving the wheel. In fact this was tip in MBA a few mothes back.

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    Great Bike

    Enjoy- the exogrid is awesome!

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